HOUSE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 

May 10, 2005 Hearing Room B

8:30 A.M.          Tape  49

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:            Rep. Vicki Berger, Chair

Rep. Peter Buckley, Vice-Chair

Rep. Mac Sumner Vice-Chair

Rep. Kevin Cameron

Rep. Sal Esquivel

Rep. Larry Galizio

Rep. Brad Witt

 

STAFF PRESENT:                  Caralyn Fischer, Committee Administrator

Jania Zeeb, Committee Assistant

 

MEASURES/ISSUES HEARD:        

HB 2917 – Work Session

HB 2157 – Work Session

 

These minutes are in compliance with Senate and House Rules.  Only text enclosed in quotation marks reports a speaker’s exact words.  For complete contents, please refer to the tapes.

 

TAPE/#

Speaker

Comments

TAPE 49, A

003

Chair Berger

Calls the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m. and opens a work session on HB 2917.

HB 2917 – WORK SESSION

007

Cara Fischer

Committee Administrator.  Discusses the -2 amendments (EXHIBIT A).

011

Chair Berger

Inquires if the -1 amendments (EXHIBIT E) have been moved and if the -2 amendments replace the -1 amendments. 

012

Fischer

Responds that the committee has not moved the -1 amendments and that the -2 amendments incorporate the language of the -1 amendments.

023

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2917-2 amendments dated 5/9/05.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

025

Rep. Sumner

MOTION:  Moves HB 2917 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and the SUBSEQUENT REFERRAL to the committee on Ways and Means BE RESCINDED and BE REFERRED to the committee on Budget.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

032

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2917 and opens a work session on HB 2157.

HB 2157 – WORK SESSION

035

Chair Berger

Expresses her intention to move the bill at the end of the work session.

048

Andrea Meyers

American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon (ACLU).  Submits prepared testimony regarding HB 2157 (EXHIBIT B)

070

Meyers

Discusses the concerns that the ACLU has with HB 2157.

101

Meyers

Expresses the concern with the Legislative Administrative Committee being included in the bill.

144

Olivia Clark

Tri-Met.  Introduces Helen Holinder.  Submits proposed amendments for HB 2157 (EXHIBIT C).  Gives information on why the changes are needed.

136

Helen Holinder

Attorney, Tri-Met.  States that she has nothing to add.

147

Chair Berger

Comments that the committee has gotten this issue as far as they are going to as a committee.  Discusses the importance of HB 2157. 

166

Rep. Cameron

MOTION:  Moves to ADOPT HB 2157-2 amendments dated 5/4/05.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

170

Rep. Cameron

MOTION:  Moves HB 2157 to the floor with a DO PASS AS AMENDED recommendation and BE REFERRED to the committee on Judiciary by prior reference.

 

 

VOTE:  7-0-0

 

Chair Berger

Hearing no objection, declares the motion CARRIED.

185

Chair Berger

Closes the work session on HB 2157 and adjourns the meeting at 8:49 a.m.

 

 

EXHIBIT SUMMARY

 

  1. HB 2917, -2 amendments, staff, 13 pp
  2. HB 2157, prepared testimony, Andrea Meyer, 2 pp
  3. HB 2157, proposed amendments, Olivia Clark, 1 p
  4. HB 2157, -2 amendments, staff, 44 pp
  5. HB 2917, -1 amendments, staff, 13 pp